Actress Sonali Bendre has staged a ‘different type of comeback’ in her own words.
“Yet nothing has tempted me to make a return on big screen. I don’t know.. I think everybody has a different definition to a comeback. I don’t think I went anywhere. I am very much in public eye with all the phases I’ve been,” she said at the product launch of ‘Oriflame’ beauty care.
“I was in TV just after ‘Sarfarosh’ and ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ while nobody was doing television. So for me, who did what or anyone else is doing it or not, is not at all important. I’ve always done what I felt like doing,” she added.
The 41-year-old actress said: “I come from a very middle class Maharashtrian family with no links to films. Therefore, it is surprising for me to be in the industry but I am glad to be here. If I like a script I am ready to do a film.”
Her first role was in Aag (1994) opposite Govinda. The movie flopped,but she got noticed. And she got two awards for Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer.
Though, she initially struggled to be a successful actress, she was eventually given critical acclaim for her performances in Diljale in 1996, followed by Bhai (1997), Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Kadhalar Dhinam (Tamil film), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001) and Anahat (2003) among others.
She is also known for being one of the few actresses who acted opposite all top four Khans (Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh and Saif). – CINEWS